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Hiking & backpacking : a complete illustrated guide

Author: Buck Tilton; Stephen Gorman
Publisher: Guilford, CT : Knack, ©2009.
Series: Knack make it easy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Overview: MAKE IT EASY! Never again will mosquitoes, blisters, bad food, or the wrong gear ruin a great hike - not with Knack Hiking & Backpacking, a quick-reading, picture-driven guide that offers the highest level of expertise in the most user-friendly format ever. The first such reference created for visual learners, it covers every step needed for the best hiking and backpacking experience, one step at a time.  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Buck Tilton; Stephen Gorman
ISBN: 9781599214009 1599214008
OCLC Number: 244418397
Description: xii, 244 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Going out there --
Gear: Part 1: --
Packs --
Tents --
Sleeping bags --
Sleeping pads --
More essential gear --
Some luxury gear --
Gear: Part 2: --
Stoves --
Fuel --
Cookware --
More kitchen gear --
Classic mess kit --
Quality of life essentials --
Clothing: --
Boots and socks --
Inner layers --
Middle layers --
Outer layers --
Head and hands --
Dressing for the climate --
Water: --
Drinking right --
Carrying water --
Sources of water --
Four ways to disinfect water --
Water disinfection tips --
Beyond water --
Food: --
Breakfast --
Dinner --
Four great trail foods --
High-fat food --
Desserts --
Gourmet camp food --
No-cook camping --
Edible wild plants --
Shouldering The Load: --
Stuff sacks --
What goes where: part 1 --
What goes where: part 2 --
Putting on the pack --
Of hip belts and straps --
Center of gravity --
On going Lighter: --
Minimize --
Substitute --
Downsize --
Double up --
Eat light --
Leave it at home --
Navigation: --
Maps --
Compass --
Orienting map and compass --
Altimeters --
GPS --
Getting found --
Traveling By Foot: --
How to walk --
Following trails --
Hiking off-trail --
On steep terrain --
On rocky terrain --
On snow --
Beach hiking --
Crossing rivers --
Setting Up Camp: --
Choosing a campsite --
Choosing a tent site --
Pitching the tent --
Kitchen and cooking tips --
Bathroom --
Campfire --
Camp Hygiene: --
Hand washing --
Body and hair washing --
Kitchen cleanup --
Food handling --
Zero Impact: --
Plan ahead and prepare --
Stay on durable surfaces --
Waste disposal: part 1 --
Waste disposal: part 2 --
Leave what you find --
Minimize campfire impacts --
Respect wildlife --
Be considerate of others --
Weatherwise: --
Tips for cold days --
Tips for hot days --
Tips for windy days --
Tips for rainy days --
Tips for thunderstorms --
Predicting the weather --
Wild Animals: --
Insects --
Ticks --
Spiders --
Snakes --
Bears --
Mountain lions --
Wild Plants: --
Plants that cause itching --
Plants that poison --
Mushrooms that poison --
Plants that bother --
Wilderness First Aid: --
Wounds --
Blisters --
Sprains and strains --
Fractures --
Cold illness --
Heat illness --
Special Considerations: --
Infants on the trail --
Four safety lessons for kids --
Fun camping pastimes for kids --
Great ideas for women hikers --
Hikers over sixty-five --
Pets on the trail --
Home Again: --
Cleaning gear --
Drying gear --
Repairing gear --
Storing gear --
Fit For The Trail: --
Stretching the lower body --
Stretching the upper body --
Cardiovascular training: part 1 --
Cardiovascular training: part 2 --
Weight training: upper body --
Weight training: lower body --
Resource Directory: --
Trip planning --
Choosing the route --
Index.
Series Title: Knack make it easy.
Other Titles: Knack hiking and backpacking
Responsibility: Buck Tilton ; photographs by Stephen Gorman.
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Wilderness medicine expert and Backpacker magazine columnist Buck Tilton covers every step needed for the best hiking and backpacking experience.  Read more...

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